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Playing Fair with Fairness (A Comment on Arnsperger's 'Envy-Freeness and Distributive Justice')


  • Kolm, Serge-Christophe


The principle that 'no individual prefers another's allocation to his own' is central in the analysis of Economic Justice mainly because of its identity with the basic case of equality of liberty, rather than for its indirect relation with the sentiment of envy. The various reproaches which have been addressed to this principle, gathered by Arnsperger, either are misconceived, or have been answered by rational (justified) extensions or specifications of the principle. Copyright 1996 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd

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  • Kolm, Serge-Christophe, 1996. " Playing Fair with Fairness (A Comment on Arnsperger's 'Envy-Freeness and Distributive Justice')," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 10(2), pages 199-215, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:jecsur:v:10:y:1996:i:2:p:199-215

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